Meet the Staff

Lynette Cox, BA

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

staff imagesAs the communications coordinator for the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, Lynette is responsible for the creation of marketing materials, including print and electronic publications. Lynette brings more than 15 years of experience to her position and holds a bachelor of arts in public relations with a marketing minor from Western Kentucky University. Lynette also serves as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio.

 


Kim DeVillers

MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

Kim DeVillers

As Membership Manager for the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, Kim is responsible for member recruiting and retention, management of member benefits, and oversight of our volunteer program.  She is the staff liaison for the Membership Committee.  Kim brings more than ten years of association management experience to her position, serving previously as the Office Manager and Coordinator of Programs, Meetings, and Membership for the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council. Kim is a dedicated community volunteer and is active in local outreach programs.

 


Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ

DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS

staff imagesBeth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, is the director of regulatory affairs for the OCHCH and has been here since April 2007.  She is a graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing, has a BA in Health Care Administration from Ohio Dominican College, has the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.  In her career she has served in many positions such as a visiting nurse, aide trainer/competency testing coordinator, intake coordinator, home care liaison, clinical care manager, and as a director. Previously she served as an Ohio Department of Health Surveyor for all provider types including Home Health & Hospice.  She is the staff liaison for the Compliance & Regulatory Issues, and Financial Issues Committees.


Jim Godin, CMP

MEETING PLANNER

Jim GoodwinJim joined the OCHCH staff in 2015 and serves as the Meeting Planner. He earned the designation of Certified Meeting Professional in 2014. He previously served as the Director of Event Technology at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and as a Regional Manager of the in-house Audio Visual Services. Additionally, he volunteers as a musician for BluesForACure.org, a charity which benefits the Heather Pick Music Foundation at the OSU James Cancer Center.


Melissa Jacobs-Croswell

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

staff imagesMelissa serves as the director of education having previously served a variety of roles since joining the staff in 2008. She is a registered Notary Public.  She previously served as an education administrative assistant at the Ohio Restaurant Association.  An important aspect of her life is family - her three adult children and eight grandchildren. She is very active in her church as a praise and worship leader and teacher.


Lou Ann Shy

ACCOUNTANT

staff imagesLou Ann serves as accountant at the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice.  She is responsible for maintaining the accounting functions for the organization. Lou Ann attended Franklin University and has 38 years of experience in accounting through her employment with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Franklin County Department of Jobs and Family Services and consulting with various Ohio local job and family services and local workforce development agencies.  Lou Ann is active in her church where she is a deacon and helps with administrative office work.  Her hobbies include ceramics, counted cross-stitch, and reading.


John Stacy, MS

DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

staff imagesJohn Stacy is the director of advocacy & communications for the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice. John has more than 27 years of association and Ohio legislative experience. Prior to joining OCHCH, John served as the executive director of the Autism Society of Ohio, the executive director of the St John Learning Center, was an adjunct marketing & communications instructor for the University of Phoenix, and served for 17 years as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. John graduated with degrees in business administration from Mt Vernon Nazarene University as well as a master’s of science in marketing and communications from Franklin University.